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Jacob Mullen

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    A member of the Producers Guild of America and Television Academy, Jacob Mullen has been a Producer and creative executive for over a decade, working on some of Hollywood's most mainstream projects.  In television, such well known fare include "Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "Mythic Quest" and "Mere Mortals".

    He holds a Board of Directors Chair within the PGA.
    Winner - Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program for "Welcome to Wrexham" (2023)

    Remi Winner - Screenplay - Worldfest Houston International Film Festival (2023)

    Honorable Mention - Short Film - Los Angeles Film Awards (2022)

    Winner - Best Screenplay - New York Lift Off 2021

    Official Selection - Short FIlm -Beverly Hills Film Festival (2020)

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Murray Richter
Author - Screenwriter

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    Murray Richter is a Dallas-based children's author and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Journalism. He once heard a really smart person say, “Readers are leaders,” and this has encouraged him to pursue writing as a profession. His middle-grade fiction books have garnered many awards and positive reviews from book companies such as Kirkus Reviews, The Chanticleer International Book Awards, The BookLife Prize, and more. His most recent middle-grade fiction book, Fishing For Luck, was the 1st in Category and Grand Prize Winner of the Gertrude Warner Award for Middle-Grade Fiction from The Chanticleer International Book Awards.

    As a long-time member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Murray has created writing critique groups throughout North Texas, mediated panel discussions for authors and writing competitions for young writers, and conducted a variety of author presentations at conferences, schools, and public libraries. Murray has appeared on ESPN’s Reel Talk Radio in SW Florida and iHeart Radio with Anna de Haro in Dallas, taught fishing and cast net lessons, and assisted with various fishing derbies and events for kids.
    "Lucky Rocks"

    "Fishing For Luck"
    "Fishing For Luck":

    ● 2021 Gertrude Warner Award Grand Prize and 1st in Category Prize - Chanticleer Book Reviews

    ● 2021 Silver Award - Reader’s Choice Book Awards Best Children’s Book (Ages 7-10+)

    ● 2021 Quarter Finalist - The BookLife Prize

    ● 2021 Bronze Award - Feathered Quill Book Awards Young Readers and Book Cover Design Categories

    ● 2021 Mark Twain Award Short List - Chanticleer Book Reviews

    ● 2023 BookFest Awards - First Place Children's Humor

    "Lucky Rocks":

    ● 2017 Gertrude Warner Award for Middle-Grade Readers First in Category - Chanticleer Book Reviews

    ● 2019 Silver Award - Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Backlist – Children’s YA category

    Reviews for Fishing for Luck:

    " a chilling plot twist, Kevin learns a freeing lesson about trust and communication and the author offers a teaser of more tales to come. An adventure that delivers plenty of suspense, a lively tween voice and some familiar elements." -
    Kirkus Reviews

    "Fresh and polished...a rollicking, often light-hearted, adventure story with an underlying emphasis on the things that really matter...a fast-paced, engaging YA novel, full of action, humor, and a few life lessons." -
    The BookLife Prize

    "A superbly written book, full of humor and a real page-turner." - Readers' Choice Book Awards

    “Adventure-packed…fun and thrilling children’s book.” – Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews

    Reviews for "Lucky Rocks":

    “Packed with adventure and heart, LUCKY ROCKS will make you laugh and leave you wanting more!” –
    Lori Ann Stephens, Award-winning author of SOME ACT OF VISION

    “Get ready for laugh-out-loud fun and full-on adventure in this Middle Grade award-winning book!” –
    Chanticleer Reviews
    To connect with Murray, please visit his website at


    Follow him on FaceBook and Instagram @mrichterauthor.
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Muffet Frische

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    Muffet Frische holds an MBA from SMU and a BBA from Emory University. She has written screenplays, both novel adaptations and romantic comedies. As an award-winning author, she writes contemporary romance as Cadia Cox, historical novels as M.M. Frische, and picture books as Muffet Frische. She presents to schools, book clubs and historical organizations, leads writers’ workshops, and served as Chairman of the North Texas Regional SCBWI chapter. As an award-winning photographer, her photographs have been featured on CD covers, outdoor art installations, and in Nature’s Best Photography magazine as winners in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Prior to writing and photography, Muffet worked at Space Data Corporation, the Dallas Reunion Senior PGA golf tournament, Coopers & Lybrand’s Sports, Entertainment, and Leisure consulting division, and as a Financial Analyst at The Associates. She appeared in a series of Stein Mart television commercials and is an avid traveler.
    A Sugarplum Christmas

    An original screenplay by Muffet Frische
    Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

    The Christmas Games

    An original screenplay by Muffet Frische
    Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

    Screenplays in the works:


    The Christmas Proposal

    Adapted from the novel Mistletoe & Macaroons by Cadia Cox
    Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

    Moon Tears

    Adapted from the novel Moon Tears by M.M. Frische
    Genre: War, Drama

    Moon Tears, by M.M. Frische (Historical Fiction)
    Heart’s Desire, by Cadia Cox (Contemporary Romance)
    Double Shot of Love, by Cadia Cox (Contemporary Romance)
    Mistletoe & Macaroons, by Cadia Cox (Contemporary Romance)
    The Coral Cove Series, by Cadia Cox (Compilation of three Contemporary Romance books)
    There’s a Bug in My Rug, written by Muffet Frische, Illustrated by Cindy Rodella-Purdy
    Miss Muffet & Bitsy: A Birthday Party, written by Muffet Frische, Illustrated by Cindy Rodella-Purdy
    Miss Muffet & Bitsy: A Snow Day, written by Muffet Frische, Illustrated by Cindy Rodella-Purdy

    Mistletoe & Macaroons
    When Sparks Fly Award, Finalist, 2017
    Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award, Second Place, 2017
    Double Shot of Love
    ETWG Blue Ribbon Book Cover Award, Finalist, 2017
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Doug McKeon
Director - Screenwriter

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    A fifty year showbiz veteran, Doug's impressive career began in New York as an actor in theater. Amongst his stage credits are Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine, the Broadway musical, Truckload from director/choreographer (Grease) Pat Birch, and Neil Simon's Tony Award winning Brighton Beach Memoirs, replacing Matthew Broderick during his hiatus.

    McKeon won Soap Opera Digest’s “Best Juvenile Actor” award for the daytime drama, “The Edge of Night”. Starring roles in several television movies and mini-series followed including James A. Michener's “Centennial”, “At Mother's Request” with Stephanie Powers, and Tom Hanks’ Emmy Award winning “From The Earth to The Moon”. Numerous guest starring roles on popular cable television series include "Ray Donovan", "Shameless" and "Weeds".

    A Golden Globe nominee in his feature film debut, “Uncle Joe Shannon”, Doug is best remembered as Billy Ray in the Academy Award winning film “On Golden Pond” with Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Jane Fonda. Other feature film credits include Disney's “Night Crossing”, “Mischief”, “Where the Red Fern Grows 2”, and the cult horror favorite, "I Spit On Your Grave 3".

    Doug studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California while majoring in creative writing. He made his feature film writing and directing debut with “The Boys of Sunset Ridge” starring Burt Young, John Heard, Ronny Cox and Pat Morita. His next film, “Come Away Home” starring Paul Dooley and Lea Thompson, won “Best Family Film” at Los Angeles' International Film Festival.
    Original Screenplays:

    Silent Knights
    Genre: Drama, Sports

    Foreign Exchange
    Genre: Comedy, True Events

    Let's Rock
    Genre: Comedy

    Book Adaptations:

    Man of Action
    Adapted from the book, "G.I. Joe: The Complete Story America's Favorite Man of Action" by John Michlig

    Genre: Drama

    A Different Kind of Beautiful
    Adapted from the book, "Why Not Them"" by Lloyd M. Lewis and Corinne Joy Brown

    Genre: Drama

    Digital Diva
    Adapted from the book, "Digital Diva: Talk to the Hand" by Kari Lee Townsend

    Genre: Comedy, Family

    Actor: Golden Globe - Nominee
    "Best Male Acting Debut - Feature Film"
    Uncle Joe Shannon

    Director: International Film Festival Award - Winner
    Best Film (Drama)
    Best Director (Drama)
    Come Away Home
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